There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern 61 / ...

$100 - $207

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Bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Fribourg 122

$28 - $47

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Olten Ec
  2. Take the train from Zofingen to Fribourg/Freiburg 15

$98 - $151

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg 283.8 miles

$55 - $90

Fly to Basel, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Basel (BSL) FRA - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bern

$128 - $377

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Fribourg/Freiburg

$151 - $376

Fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Geneva (GVA) FRA - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Fribourg/Freiburg

$126 - $346

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg is to bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Fribourg. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station and arriving at Fribourg, gare CFF via Fribourg, cimetière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Fribourg/Freiburg via Basel SBB and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Fribourg is 385 km. The road distance is 454.1 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg without a car is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 80€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 80€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 37 min.

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  • Distance: 240.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Fribourg, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg via Basel SBB and Bern in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Basel
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Olten
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bern
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zofingen to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Fribourg/Freiburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Fribourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Fribourg station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bern station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg is 454 km. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Fribourg.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 146+ hotels available in Fribourg. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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